Cliffhanger Solutions releasing new GIS platform which includes the fastest tracing in the industry.

An essential requirement for GIS is network analysis (a.k.a. tracing or routing). With Cliffhanger having finalized its tracing module for Atlas, we are now offering a complete and new GIS platform with smooth migration paths available from ESRI and GE Smallworld. Atlas is not only data agnostic, but it is also schemaless. This means that [...]

Network connectivity? You no longer need to worry.

Until recently, working in the field could be a chore if you were to lose you network connection. You either couldn't work or you had to wait a long time to load data,  which could be outdated by the time you need it in the field on your local device.   For this cliffhanger, we [...]

Wood Inspection Drill Integration: IML and Cliffhanger Solutions

IML and Cliffhanger Solutions are pleased to announce that Atlas is now fully integrated with the IML Wood Inspection Drill,  IML-RESI PD-Series.  This means that an inspector can now simply select a pole, drill the pole to obtain measurements upon which the results are obtained via bluetooth, associated with the inspected pole and uploaded to the back office. [...]

How to Improve Outage Restoration Time Estimates

We were asked if we can provide better information to utility customers regarding outages. The goal was to provide more accurate estimates, thus improving customer service, and avoid or minimize situations like this: We fed available historic information from GIS and OMS into a machine learning model. While not "big data", more than a 100000 individual [...]

Aging workforce? Give them an iPad!!!

In our industry we hear so much about 'aging workforce' and the effect on IT projects. Frequently heard complaints from (field) workers are 'why do we need to change, this has worked fine for the past 20 years', 'I barely know how to use my new phone', 'my grand daughter teaches me this stuff'. Well, [...]

Steve Severance has joined the Cliffhanger Solutions team

We are thrilled to announce Steve Severance has joined Cliffhanger Solutions as a Senior Consultant. Steve has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of Maine. He has over 25 years of utility experience and has worked with Smallworld GIS for more than 20 years. During that time he has been [...]

Cliffhanger Solutions activity in GIS consulting

Did you know that besides the Atlas product line, Cliffhanger Solutions also provides resources for GIS consulting? This includes upgrades, (deferred) maintenance, development, customizations, and support on both GE Smallworld and ESRI. We have a number of Master Service Agreements in place to do just that. Just like our fast-growing customer base has found out, you [...]

Live PowerON data, but better.

GE PowerON outage management system is a complicated piece of software operated by trained technicians and engineers. So what about the rest of us? Say hello to the Atlas PowerON module. Atlas allows to you visualize PowerON data in real-time, making valuable outage information available to authorized individuals in your organization. In PowerON, getting to [...]

Rogue One no match for A.I.

Shortly after deploying our A.I. module, an anomaly was detected. The tool, designed to assist utilities to optimize inspections through machine learning, is using a classification model to separate 'good' poles from 'bad' ones. This can then be used to predict which (un-inspected) poles should be inspected next, saving time and money, preventing outages etc. [...]